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What’s New at BYU for May 2010

Sunday, May 2

Bishop H. David Burton, Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be the Church Educational System Fireside speaker at 6 p.m. in the Marriott Center. His talk will be broadcast live on BYU Television, BYU Radio and online at byub.org.

Tuesday, May 4

Steven Baugh, a professor at the McKay School of Education, will be speaking at the weekly devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. His speech will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV, BYU Television, KBYU-FM, BYU Radio and online at byub.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

Wednesday, May 5

BYU’s Student Activities Board will be hosting "Acoustic Explosion" at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theater, Wilkinson Student Center. The event is free and open to the public. Some of BYU’s best acoustic talent will be featured in the concert. Those interested in performing should contact STAB at (801) 422-3122 or visit stab.byu.edu.

Thursday through Saturday, May 6-8

The first annual Conference on Teaching Ethics at Universities will be held at the N. Eldon Tanner Building. This year’s theme is “A Master Class in Business Ethics.” All those interested, including university faculty and staff, are welcome to attend. For more information on speakers and a schedule, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/ethics.

Saturday, May 8

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures will hold its annual Block Party to celebrate Utah Prehistory Week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafts, demonstrators, storytelling, live entertainment, refreshments, face painting and more will be offered for all who come. This event is free. The museum is located at 110 East, 700 North in Provo, Utah. For more information, visit mpc.byu.edu.

Monday, May 10

Families from the community as well as student family home evening groups are invited to the Museum of Peoples and Cultures for special guided tours. Cost is $5 per group. Family tours start at 6:30 and student tours at 7:30 p.m. The museum is located at 110 East, 700 North in Provo, Utah. For more information, visit mpc.byu.edu.

Tuesday, May 11

Vincent Wilding, a professor of engineering, will be speaking at BYU’s weekly devotional. The devotional will take place at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. His speech will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV, BYU Television, KBYU-FM, BYU Radio and online at byub.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

Thursday, May 13

P. Darrell Neufer, professor of exercise and sports science at East Carolina University, will be speaking at 11 a.m. in S-232 Eyering Science Center. His lecture is titled “Is Mitochondrial Bioenergetics the Link between Metabolic Balance and Insulin Sensitivity?” Neufer is speaking as part of the Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science Seminar Series.

Tuesday, May 18

Tom Sederberg, this year’s Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer and a faculty member at the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Department, will be the forum speaker at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. His speech will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV, BYU Television, KBYU-FM, BYU Radio and online at byub.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

Wednesday, May 19

The BYU Student Activities Board will be showing “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” in the Varsity Theatre for only $1. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. but games and prizes will begin at 7 p.m. The dollar entrance includes a piece of Wonka candy and a chance to win a golden ticket with free prizes. For more information, contact STAB at (801) 422-3122 or visit stab.byu.edu.

Friday, May 21

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures will be hosting a Survivor Date Night. It is a chance to "Outwit, Outlast and Outplay" other couples in a game-filled date night. Couples will compete in challenges and the top three winners will receive prizes. Tickets are $10 per couple and available at the WSC Information Desk beginning Monday, May 17. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit mpc.byu.edu.

Tuesday, May 25

Jeff Ringer, director of BYU’s David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, will be the speaker at BYU’s weekly devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV, BYU Television, KBYU-FM, BYU Radio and online at byub.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

Thursday through Saturday, May 27-30

BYU campus will play host to the 2010 Utah Special Olympic Summer Games. Athletes with physical and cognitive disabilities will compete in track and field, soccer, softball, T-ball and motor activity training programs. For more information about the games, visit sout.org. A large number of volunteers are needed to coach and be committee members. For those interested in volunteering, visit volunteer.united-e-way.org/byu or contact Paige Smith at (559) 909-0296.

Friday, May 28

The BYU Motion Picture Archive Film Series will screen “The Best Years of Our Lives” starring Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews and Teresa Wright, at 7 p.m. in the Lee Library Auditorium. The film is part of a permanent collection in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. Admission is free and children 8 and older are welcome to attend.

All month

The Career and Academic Success Center will be hosting workshops on memory, test preparation, communication and stress management from April 1 to 9 in order to prepare students for finals. All are welcome to attend, and workshops are 50 minutes long. All workshops are held in 2590 Wilkinson Student Center. Call (801) 422-2689 or visit www.byu.edu/ccc for more information.

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, located southeast of the Marriott Center, has a variety of displays and activities for children and adults. It is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to most exhibits and events is free. For more information, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Every Wednesday at 11 a.m., children ages 10 and younger can enjoy story time at the Monte L. Bean Museum, where they will hear stories about animals and nature read by a professional storyteller. Live animals will also be showcased. The event is free each week, and registration is not necessary. For more information, call the museum at (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Children ages 5-12 are welcome at Saturday Safari at the Monte L. Bean Museum. Each Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon participants will be transported to rain forests, deep ocean trenches, deserts and tundras, learning about the animals that inhabit each place. Registration is $12 per child to be paid one week in advance. Registration is not accepted the day of the class due to preparations involved. For more information or to register, call the Monte L. Bean Museum at (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 East in Provo, presents the exhibit “New Lives: Building Community at Fourmile Ruin.” This exhibit explores an ancient, abandoned pueblo in Arizona that was built by native inhabitants. Another exhibit, “Kachinas of the Southwest: Dances, Dolls and Rain,” explores the Hopi religious ceremonies. The museum offers children’s programs as well as various date nights, family home evenings and cultural events. Teaching kits and tours are available, and volunteers are always welcome. Museum hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Hours are extended until 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.

BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures will be hosting “Stories From Around the World” every Friday at 11 a.m. Preschoolers and young children can come to listen to folktales from other cultures and make a craft to take home or share with others. Admission is free.

The BYU Museum of Paleontology, formerly the Earth Science Museum, was recently expanded to display most of its collection. Now, with the new 5,000 square-foot addition, the museum features a replica of a 9-foot-long triceratops skull from Montana, dinosaur bones found last summer near Moab, a Cretaceous nest, dinosaur skeletons of a Camptosaurus and an Allosaurus and a mural of the Utah-Colorado region in the Jurassic Period. Visitors can touch real fossils and view fossils being prepared in the active laboratory. The museum, located at 1683 N. Canyon Road in Provo, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended “Family Night” hours Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (801) 422-3680.

The "Education in Zion" exhibit’s newest gallery, "Inheritance," located on the second floor of the Joseph F. Smith Building, will be open daily. "Inheritance" is comprised of art by students of BYU visual arts faculty member Sunny Belliston Taylor. Some art pieces allow participants to contribute to the gallery itself. From the revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith to the contemporary worldwide educational program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Education in Zion” tells the story of the Church through education. The exhibit is open Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (801) 422-6519.

The Royden G. Derrick Planetarium at BYU’s Eyring Science Center offers evening shows hosted by the BYU Astronomical Society. Tickets will go on sale at the planetarium door starting at 6:30 p.m. and are $2 each. For a schedule of shows and more information, visit planetarium.byu.edu.

The Family History Library at the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU offers free family history classes the second and fourth Sunday of each month. The classes begin at 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The library’s family history resources and consultants are available from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on these Sundays. For more information and a complete schedule of classes, visit www.lib.byu.edu/fslab/classes.html.

Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. For more information, call (801) 422-4678.

Writer: Brandon Garrett

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